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Members of the Istanbul Medical Chamber place carnations near the blast site at Sultanahmet square in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph:  Yagiz Karahan/Reuters

Turkey’s government is set to face renewed pressure at home on its creaking Syria policy following on Tuesday morning’s suicide bombing in Istanbul wh(...)

Several Kurdish-populated towns have been subjected to a series of often-deadly military sieges and blockades this year. Photograph: Reuters

The convoy of Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish trucks stuck outside besieged Cizre has been here for six days. Empty egg shells and potato skins litter the (...)

Turkey will regret “more than once” its shooting down of a Russian bomber jet near the Syrian-Turkish border, Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for a broad international front against terrorism and accused Turkey of trading oil with Islamic Sta(...)

 Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) and Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg  leave a press briefing after their meeting at the organisation’s  headquarters in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/ EPA

Russia has been accused of trying to “cover up” its infringement of Turkish airspace with “unfounded” claims that Turkey is illegally importi(...)

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu thanks lawmakers after his government received a vote of confidence at the parliament in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s prime minister has dismissed any suggestion Ankara should apologise for downing a Russian warplane in its airspace last week, after (...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras holds a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu following a meeting  in Ankara on November 18th. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras sparred over the downing of a Russian jet with his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, in a Twitter (...)

 A Turkish Air Force plane used to transport the remains of late Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov  at Hatay airport,  Hatay, Turkey, November 29th, 2015. Photograph: EPA

Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down(...)

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly (...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu after a news conference in Ankara on Wednesday. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

The prime ministers of Turkey and Greece on Wednesday said they saw an opportunity to move toward a solution on the 40-year division of Cyprus, and At(...)

Istanbul supporters celebrate AKP victory .... President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains determined to introduce controversial executive presidency,  although his stunning elction victory has still left him short of the supermajority  he needs in parliament. Photograph:  Ozan Koseozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Two disconcerting indicators for the future of Turkish democracy have flown under the radar in the week since Sunday’s surprising parliamentary electi(...)

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